Lawrence County duo wins state fishing title

Staff Report

GILBERTSVILLE – The Lawrence County team of Eric Price and Noah West brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale last weekend, beating out 63 other teams to win the 2016 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team medals, a trophy to display in their school and the title of KHSAA state champions.

The top 10 high school teams on Kentucky Lake were as follows: 1st: Lawrence County High School – Noah West and Eric Price, 10 bass, 34-4; 2nd: McCracken County High School – Daniel Schroeder and Ashton Goff, 10 bass, 30-2; 3rd: Wayne County High School – Bailey Hardwick and Logan Rigney, 10 bass, 27-9; 4th: Pulaski County High School – Colby Hays and Austin Bray, 10 bass, 27-4; 5th: Muhlenberg County High School – James Hampton and Cole Noffsinger, 10 bass, 27-2; 6th: Washington County High School – Nathaniel Messer and Mason Hamilton, 10 bass, 26-14; 7th: South Laurel High School – Kyler Petrey and Logan Martin, 10 bass, 26-12; 8th: Trigg County High School – Douglas Colson and Drake Oliver, 10 bass, 26-8; 9th: Montgomery County High School – Tristan Powell and Dalton Crowe, 10 bass, 26-6; 10th: Johnson Central High School – Blake Martin and Kenneth Powers, 10 bass, 26-1

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The 2015 KHSAA Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The event was formed after The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, partnered with the KHSAA to present the 2015 KHSAA season, which featured four regional events across Kentucky as well as the state championship.

In addition to the KHSAA State Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit for details.

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